The power to model the world

Actionable intelligence powered by geospatial data, backed by science, and available at planetary scale
Turning data into action

Established in 2014 by a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Descartes Labs was founded on the belief that planetary knowledge has the power to radically alter how companies, governments, and nonprofits understand their relationship to the world's physical systems. Scientific integrity, innovation, and a commitment to sustainability define the core values of our company. Our talented team possesses decades of experience working on some of our nation’s most difficult problems, with expertise in large-scale computing, artificial intelligence, and satellite imagery.

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Our vision

Tackling the world's most pressing challenges

Geospatial analytics is the key to understanding and addressing some of the world's most important issues, including climate change, sustainability, food security, and safeguarding our natural resources.

As a geospatial intelligence company, Descartes Labs helps organizations benefit from the scientific analysis of observable, physical world events.

Our SaaS platform enables custom signal development and our packaged analytics solutions create new sources of operational advantage and sustainability for customers across Agriculture, Consumer Goods, Mining, and Government.

Executive Team

Lauren Penneys

Head of Commercial

Ryan McKinney

Head of Government Business Development

Ted Urschel

CAO

Heidi Rolston

Head of People

Aly O'Desky

General Counsel

Terry Cunningham

CEO

Laura Sturch

Head of Engineering

Mike Warren

CTO

Adam Smith

Head of Strategy

Sam Skillman

Chief Architect

Board Members

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

President of Claridad

Veery Maxwell

Partner, Ajax Strategies

Andy Ziolkowski

Managing Director, Cultivan Sandbox

Jamie Montgomery

Managing Partner, March Capital Partners

Suzanne McBride

Chief Operations Officer, Iridium

Terry Cunningham

CEO, Descartes Labs

Eric Chin

Partner, Crosslink Capital

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